June 14th, 2019


First Reading: Num. 27:12-23

Joshua to Succeed Moses

 12The LORD said to Moses, "Go up into(A) this mountain of Abarim and see the land that I have given to the people of Israel. 13When you have seen it, you also(B) shall be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was, 14(C) because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin when the congregation quarreled, failing(D) to uphold me as holy at the waters before their eyes." (These are(E) the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.) 15Moses spoke to the LORD, saying, 16"Let the LORD,(F) the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation 17who(G) shall go out before them and come in before them, who shall lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the LORD may not be(H) as sheep that have no shepherd." 18So the LORD said to Moses, "Take(I) Joshua the son of Nun, a man(J) in whom is the Spirit, and(K) lay your hand on him. 19Make him stand before Eleazar the priest and all the congregation, and you shall(L) commission him in their sight. 20You shall invest him with some of your authority,(M) that all the congregation of the people of Israel may obey. 21And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him(N) by the judgment of the Urim before the LORD. At his word they shall go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he and all the people of Israel with him, the whole congregation." 22And Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He took Joshua and made him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole congregation, 23and he laid his hands on him and(O) commissioned him as the LORD directed through Moses.

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Second Reading: Lk. 23:26-56

The Crucifixion

 26(A) And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus. 27And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were(B) mourning and lamenting for him. 28But turning to them Jesus said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For behold,(C) the days are coming when they will say,(D) 'Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!' 30(E) Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us,' and to the hills, 'Cover us.' 31For(F) if they do these things when(G) the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

 32(H) Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33(I) And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals,(J) one on his right and one on his left. 34And Jesus said, "Father,(K) forgive them,(L) for they know not what they do."[a] And they cast lots(M) to divide his garments. 35And(N) the people stood by, watching,(O) but(P) the rulers(Q) scoffed at him, saying,(R) "He saved others;(S) let him save himself,(T) if he is(U) the Christ of God,(V) his Chosen One!" 36The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and(W) offering him sour wine 37and saying,(X) "If you are(Y) the King of the Jews, save yourself!" 38(Z) There was also an inscription over him,[b] "This is(AA) the King of the Jews."

 39(AB) One of the criminals who were hanged(AC) railed at him,[c] saying, "Are you not(AD) the Christ? Save yourself and us!" 40But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong." 42And he said, "Jesus, remember me(AE) when you come into your kingdom." 43And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in(AF) Paradise."

The Death of Jesus

 44(AG) It was now about the sixth hour,[d] and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour,[e] 45while the sun’s light failed. And(AH) the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46Then Jesus,(AI) calling out with a loud voice, said, "Father,(AJ) into your hands I(AK) commit my spirit!" And having said this(AL) he breathed his last. 47Now(AM) when the centurion saw what had taken place,(AN) he praised God, saying, "Certainly this man was innocent!" 48And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home(AO) beating their breasts. 49And all(AP) his acquaintances and(AQ) the women who had followed him from Galilee(AR) stood at a distance watching these things.

Jesus Is Buried

 50(AS) Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, 51who had not consented to their decision and action; and he(AT) was looking for the kingdom of God. 52This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and(AU) laid him in a tomb cut in stone,(AV) where no one had ever yet been laid. 54It was the day of(AW) Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning.[f] 55(AX) The women(AY) who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. 56Then they returned and(AZ) prepared spices and ointments.


   On the Sabbath they rested(BA) according to the commandment.

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